Inklings News

Westport native incites global change

Radiology specialists volunteering with Rad-Aid help educate other doctors on Grenada in order to create an effective radiology program.

Ella Alpert '22, Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Around 90 miles North of Venezuela, in the Eastern Carribean sea, approximately 20miles long and 12 miles wide, lies the island of Grenada. Home to around 110,00 people, the island is made of mountainous terrain and white sand beaches. However, the beautiful scenery can’t protect the people from the pro...

Recording studio in library hopes to amplify experience for all

Currently being built, the Justin Noble Paul recording studio hopes to spark imagination in what is now the newest addition to the Westport Public Library.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Nestled in the newly constructed Westport Public Library, sits a recording studio named after one of Staples’s very own, Justin Paul. The Justin Nobel Paul recording studio gives people a space to record and produce beyond their imagination.  The recording studio is the newest addition to the library, and ...

The Westport Library attracts students seeking a place to study in the stress of midterm week

The Westport Library offers multiple levels to allow students collaborating on projects or students studying individually to work their best.

Chloe Murray '22, Staff Writer

January 13, 2020

Papers pile up on the desk crammed in the corner of your bedroom as your mom yells from the kitchen to come empty the dishwasher. Your printer beeps and an ‘out of paper’ error message appears, preventing the 25-page ‘Midterm Review Guide’ PDF file from printing.  Midterm tests are undoubtedly stressful, ...

Exchange program fosters lifelong connections

Staples participated in an exchange program from Dec. 2-15. The Saxon family hosted two students from the Hwa Chong institute in Singapore.

Marina Engler '21, Staff Writer

January 10, 2020

A group of 19 students from Hwa Chong Institution in Singapore recently concluded a two-week stay in America. For the duration of the stay from Dec. 2-15, each student was assigned a host family from Staples.  “[The main role of a host family is] to be available to provide transportation, some mea...

Gilbertie’s Winter Farmers’ Market reopens for the season

The Westport Farmers’ Market has been ranked as one of the 10 best farmers’ markets in Connecticut and has thousands of customers looking to purchase goods every week.

Caroline Donohue '20, Business Director

January 5, 2020

The Winters Farmers’ Market reopened for the winter season in November at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens and has been drawing crowds ever since. The market runs weekly every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. through March 14.   The farmers’ market was founded in order to introduce new vendors and fo...

Downtown Westport: a place for all to enjoy

Bedford Square features shops and restaurants in downtown Westport. The retail center has faced multiple closings this past year.

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

Downtown Westport is an area filled with clothing stores, restaurants and other adult-friendly destinations. There is one thing missing from downtown Westport that would create a place where people of all ages would enjoy. That’s where Randy Herbertson and the Downtown Merchants Association (DMA) and...

Tendga holiday party displays customer appreciation

On Dec. 10, Tengda Westport threw their annual exclusive holiday party to celebrate the past year and show their customer appreciation.

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

January 1, 2020

Between hibachi chicken, fried rice, sesame salad, sushi rolls and dumplings, Tengda Westport was decked out with all of their most popular meals. With buffet-style food and an open bar, customers chatted, socialized and celebrated the approaching holiday season.  On Dec. 10, Tengda hosted their fift...

Lovesac brings a modern spin to Westport’s furniture scene

At the Westport showroom, Lovesac’s interior features the seven-seat ‘Sactional’ (left) and varieties of ‘Sacs,’ filled with proprietary Durafoam™ for extra comfort.

Lauren Hassell '22, Web Features Editor

December 10, 2019

In the summer of 1995, an ambitious Shawn Nelson stuffed foam camping mattress pads into a seven-foot sack and brought it to his girlfriend’s mom for sewing. This large, DIY sack became the first-ever product in the Lovesac collection. Westport now has the most recent showroom of the business’s 85 locations as o...

Staples English continues book club with Harding High School

“The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas is about an inner-city girl struggling with her experience with police brutality.

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

December 10, 2019

Staples students shuffle off buses with their teachers not to attend classes, not even to walk into their own school, but to discuss a socially relevant book with students from Harding High School in Bridgeport.  English teacher Barbara Robbins is continuing her annual book club with Harding High S...

Popular Brooklyn pizza restaurant opens in Westport

Ignazio’s is not only a sit-down restaurant, but it also has takeout. The restaurant is designed modernly, but it portrays a similar look to the Ignazio’s in Brooklyn.

Charlotte Smith '21, Staff Writer

November 30, 2019

A steamy, cheesy, magnificent slice of pizza that used to only be found in Brooklyn, New York, can now be found right here in Westport. The newest pizza restaurant opened on Monday, Nov. 11, at 833 Post Rd E. Ignazio's pizza originated in Brooklyn, New York- located right under the Brooklyn Bridg...

Saugatuck Congregational Church rises from the ashes

Inside look into the Saugatuck Congregational Church’s new organ custom made by Klais.

Graham Day '21, Staff Writer

November 21, 2019

Eight years ago, a fire nearly destroyed a 189-year-old colonial church.  Today, high white ceilings and brand new state-of-the-art kitchens and facilities have risen from the ashes.  The Saugatuck Congregational Church has completed its renovation after the fire that occurred just over eight years ago....

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